Southampton 0-2 Liverpool: Salah, Firmino thrill

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However, defending wasn't brilliant, especially from balls into the box and so the likes of Hoedt and Stephens will need to watch out for this as Liverpool could really damage us with the likes of Mane, Firmino and Salah.

The Liverpool No9's unique style makes him a key weapon for Jurgen Klopp and the Brazilian proved his worth once again in the first half at St Mary's.

Liverpool have climbed back into third in the Premier League table on Sunday evening.

The Reds have now lost just one of their last 18 Premier League appearances, whereas Southampton equal an unwanted club record of seven successive home games without a Premier League victory.

The team news is in and the Liverpool tam contains the name of Virgil Van Dijk.

But they could have equalised when a deep cross fell to Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, who got the better of Andrew Robertson but saw his shot blocked by keeper Loris Karius, who was swiftly off his line.

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Sadio Mane dragged a long-range effort wide of the target eight minutes later, but it was Southampton who were on top despite the early setback and Mauricio Pellegrino's side looked increasingly like getting an equalising goal.

The Egyptian has now scored 30 times in all competitions this season since his summer move to Liverpool FC from Serie A giants AS Roma in a £39m deal.

James Ward-Prowse swept a cross to the penalty spot, where Guido Carrillo forced a save out of Karius with a header.

The two team-mates displayed their telepathic understanding as Firmino, with his back to goal, flicked the ball into Salah's path in defence-splitting one-two.

That left Salah with a simple pass to Firmino, who from in front of goal struck first-time beyond Alex McCarthy and into the bottom-right corner.

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